Dear Texas Wesleyan University Faculty and Staff –
The safety and security of our campus community is of utmost importance. Due to the quickly developing landscape and potential implications to our faculty, staff and student activities, we are sharing the most current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on COVID-19. Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 impacting the Texas Wesleyan University campus community.
The CDC has issued comprehensive guidance for colleges and universities with routine updates as more information becomes available. Texas Wesleyan University will follow CDC guidance and require self-observation for 14 days for anyone who has traveled to a country or region considered to have Level 2 and Level 3 Widespread Sustained Transmission before returning to campus. For more information on self-observation guidelines, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html.
Employees who require self-observation for 14 days and are unable to work on campus due to restrictions related to possible exposure COVID-19 should contact the Office of Human Resources and their supervisor. Employees requiring self-observation for 14 days may work from home. During the self-observation period, employees must remain alert to symptoms that include fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Additionally, the self-observation requires that individuals practice social distancing by avoiding places and events where others congregate, maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others and not using public or ride share transportation for 14 days.
As a note, if you are experiencing these symptoms but have not traveled to a country considered Level 2 or Level 3 by the CDC, we ask that you consult with your medical provider prior to returning to the Texas Wesleyan University campus.
Employees who utilize the required 14-day self-observation period and are experiencing symptoms, Texas Wesleyan University will treat the required 14-day self-observation period as an illness. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligible employees may choose to submit the Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition to treat the 14-day self-observation period as qualified leave under FMLA. For additional information about FMLA or the 14-day self-observation period, you may contact the Office of Human Resources at 817-531-4403 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Texas Health and Human Services asks that should you become ill, first call Tarrant County Public Health at 817.321.5939.
Additional resources for employees and their families with Texas Wesleyan University Medical Benefits: Employees and their families covered by Texas Wesleyan University Medical Benefits have 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through the convenience of phone or video consults by:
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is also available by phone and online.
Measures you can perform to prevent the spread of the virus include:
For up-to-date information about Texas Wesleyan University COVID-19 responses, please go to txwes.edu/coronavirus.
As we continue to monitor developments locally and nationally, we ask that are employees remain adhere to CDC guidance and Texas Wesleyan University practices. Additionally, we expect that employees continue to practice kindness and refrain from any discriminatory behavior. Thank you for your commitment to the safety of our campus community.